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A Feeling of Aliveness and Happiness
Catuaba & Yerba Mate
Citation:   galanthamine. "A Feeling of Aliveness and Happiness: An Experience with Catuaba & Yerba Mate (exp75581)". Erowid.org. May 22, 2019. erowid.org/exp/75581

2 g oral Catuaba (ground / crushed)
  1 cup oral Yerba Mate (tea)
Its sold as an aphrodisiac or male potency powder. Turns out however that this is an amazing party drug. Bought in Australia in powdered form. I drank 2 grams mixed into a cup of toasted yerba mate as it is commonly used together in herbal preperations.

Effects started after 15 mins mildly. Felt the stimulant properties of the Mate first. After about 1 hour the catuaba was coming on. I went to bathroom and noticed pupil dilation of about half of what I would get from ecstasy. The coming up effect was very similar to mda. After 2 hours the peak was very nice. Some drum and bass music send chills all over my body and I wanted to dance like crazy. This stuff works. Felt very elated and happy, not quite as talkative or loved up as e and not as speedy as e either, BUT effects were strong all the same with no unpleasant sweating or heart racing like can be with e. Felt 'mashed up', that lovely messed up kinda fucked feeling that e gives, also great concentration and focus. Very social. Can only imagine what 5-10 grams is like. Combined with a few other things like Mate, Muira Puama, or other stimulant and maybe I've finally found the perfect safe e substitute!

Effects lasted for several hours with very gradual totally unnoticeable comedown. A feeling of aliveness and happyness lasts and lasts. Awesome.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 75581
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: May 22, 2019Views: 2,141
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